HVAC/R - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Diploma - 36 credits

About this program
Students in this program work with both residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, ducting, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. This extensive background, together with hands-on skills in layout, fabrication, installation and repair, qualifies graduates to enter one of the world's fastest-growing industries. Employment exists with manufacturers, engineers, contractors and specialized service firms. Students learn and develop applications skills of more efficient, cost-effective equipment and their application procedures. Many new, exciting and energy-saving innovations are being developed. Technicians train in this industry to provide the latest technologies to control the environment in any enclosed area, from residential homes to light commercial buildings. This includes controlling indoor air quality by utilizing mechanical means to remove pollutants and maintain desired humidity and temperature settings.
Program outcomes
  1. Exhibit safety practices and procedures.
  2. Lay out and install ductwork.
  3. Design and fabricate ductwork.
  4. Perform HVAC system installation, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism and related soft skills.
  6. Lay out and wire electrical schematics.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
36 Required courses
36 Total

HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning - Diploma

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
HVAC1102 Duct Fitting Construction 3
HVAC1103 Electricity for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning 4
HVAC1104 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Electrical Controls 3
HVAC1128 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Design and Installation 5
HVAC1224 Gas and Oil Heating 3
HVAC2202 Air Handling 2
HVAC2212 Hot Water Heating 3
HVAC2221 Heat Pump Theory and Operation 3
HVAC2290 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Internship 1
MATH1000 Technical Mathematics 3
REFR1110 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Principles 3
REFR1112 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Lab 3